Gallery of Astrophotography

Photographs and Images by our Members

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Picture Of The Month - August 2014

Sunspots by ©Carol Bryan - Frames captured 859 at 12 Frames per second -- Frames used 800 -- Processed with Avistack 2 and Photoshop CS2. Sun Spots from right to left   2104  2107  2108
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Title: Sunspots 
Photograph By: ©Carol Bryan 
Date Taken: Thursday, 3 July 2014
Equipment Used: Coronado double stacked (0.5 An) 90mm SolarMax II -- Camera: imaging source DMK 51 Monochrome CCD camera 
Description: Frames captured 859 at 12 Frames per second -- Frames used 800 -- Processed with Avistack 2 and Photoshop CS2. Sun Spots from right to left 2104 2107 2108 

 

Gallery Sections

To view the photos in any one of the galleries listed below, click on the photograph to the left of the description.

Click here to view the Messier Objects Gallery.

Photos: 74
Latest Photo: 23rd Aug 2014

Messier Objects 

Deep-sky objects images by members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group 

Messier Objects are the list of 110 deep-sky objects first cataloged by Messier. The images in this gallery were all taken by members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group. 

Click here to view the The Planets Gallery.

Photos: 56
Latest Photo: 25th May 2014

The Planets 

Planets within our Solar System. 

Celestial bodies such as the Earth which orbit the Sun (and by extension, similar orbiters around distant stars). Counting from the Sun outwards, planets visible to the eye are Mercury, Venus, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. 

Click here to view the The Sun Gallery.

Photos: 29
Latest Photo: 3rd Jul 2014

The Sun 

Just take a look at these fantastic images! 

Images of the sun, taken by members of Hampshire Astronomical Group. 

Click here to view the Miscellaneous Gallery.

Photos: 70
Latest Photo: 24th Aug 2014

Miscellaneous 

Miscellaneous images 

This gallery is for all the images which do not fit into other categories. 

Click here to view the Comets Gallery.

Photos: 25
Latest Photo: 23rd Aug 2014

Comets 

Comet images by Hampshire Astronomical Group 

Erratic members of the Solar system, usually of small mass. Luminous bodies, wandering through space, or circulating around the Sun, and visible only when they approach the Sun. They usually consist of three elements: nucleus, envelope, and tail. 

Click here to view the Constellations Gallery.

Photos: 8
Latest Photo: 23rd Aug 2014

Constellations 

Images of many constellations, some more familiar than others. 

From the dawn of time, people observed the sky and grouped stars into patterns or constellations. 

Click here to view the Nebulae Gallery.

Photos: 21
Latest Photo: 2nd Aug 2014

Nebulae 

Nebula pictures by Hampshire Astronomical Group 

A cloud of glowing gas in space. The gas is either bright because a close star's light is reflecting off it or the powerful emissions from a star are making the nebula glow. Try looking at the Orion Nebula. It's amazing. 

Click here to view the The Moon Gallery.

Photos: 65
Latest Photo: 14th Apr 2014

The Moon 

Images of The Moon by our members. 

The Moon is Earth's only natural satellite. It has no formal English name other than "the Moon", although it is occasionally called Luna (Latin for "moon") to distinguish it from the generic "moon" (referring to any of the various natural satellites of other planets). 

Click here to view the Remote Scopes Gallery.

Photos: 17
Latest Photo: 5th Aug 2014

Remote Scopes 

Remote-Controlled Telescope images 

Images taken with remote-controlled telescopes from various locations around the world. These differ from other images as the scopes are often maintained professionally and controlled via the Internet. 

Click here to view the The Weather Gallery.

Photos: 16
Latest Photo: 22nd Oct 2013

The Weather 

Photographs of all sorts of weather conditions 

Pictures of all sorts of weather conditions taken by our members. 

Click here to view the Galaxies Gallery.

Photos: 6
Latest Photo: 22nd Jul 2014

Galaxies 

Images of Galaxies 

A system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust, held together by gravitational attraction. 

Click here to view the Meteors and Asteroids Gallery.

Photos: 2
Latest Photo: 13th Aug 2013

Meteors and Asteroids 

Images of meteors and asteroids taken by HAG members 

Images of meteors taken with the meteor cameras at the Observatory, and images of asteroids and meteors taken by members. 

Click here to view the Spectroscopy Gallery.

Photos: 5
Latest Photo: 15th Jul 2014

Spectroscopy 

The study of astronomy using the techniques of spectroscopy to measure the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. 

Astronomical spectroscopy is the study of astronomy using the techniques of spectroscopy to measure the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, including visible light, which radiates from stars and other hot celestial objects. Spectroscopy can be used to derive many properties of distant stars and galaxies, such as their chemical composition, temperature, density, mass, distance, luminosity, and relative motion using Doppler shift measurements.